In this episode, we finish our analysis of the theatrical trailer of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’.
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Nice podcast, something I noted:
The attack of Smaug and the catapult, I think it actually Girion firing Black Arrow catapult. I think its a flashback to tell the Black Arrow story (which was said to be in the AUJ extended edition) but using it in this film instead. If the *spoiler* certain death by a Black arrow is in this film, then telling that story might be worthwhile in this film.
Good ep team.
Surprised that the whole Elf rescuing dwarves thing came as such a surprise to you, that’s been ‘known’ since last year. There was even a LEGO set entitled elf rescue or something that had the spiders in it.
Anyway, I did consider your real concern about this – about stealing an important episode in Bilbo’s progression as a character (Baggins -> Took). I dont think you should worry about this. I suspect the Elves will rescue the Dwarves but after Bilbo has had his big moment. When the Elves turn up Bilbo must surely be away (doing heroic deeds) or invisible, because surely he has to sneak in rather than be captured along with the dwarves.